Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Travelers #eBayMobile


As Mother’s Day rolls around this year, I’ve been thinking more and more about travel and travel items I’d like to have (the fact that I am traveling again next week makes me think about them even more).  Travel items and accessories can be pretty expensive though, and in order to get to travel even more, my family needs to save money wherever we can.  I still want those travel items though, and I figured the best place for me to get them on the cheap is…eBay!

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Here are the Top 5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Travelers I’ve got my eye on using my eBay Mobile app:

Digital Luggage Scale – This may be a frivolous purchase to some, but as a person that had to open her suitcase in the middle of an airport in Mexico and add on layers of clothing on and stuff a pair of shoes in her purse in order to lessen the weight of her suitcase – it’s totally worth the money!  Knowing what to to before you head to the airport will save so much time.  I almost missed my flight that day!

Travel Insert Organizer – My purse is an absolute mess.  I hate having to dig through piles and piles of junk just to find my keys!  Having a bag organizer would make it so easy to whip out my passport, plane tickets, or even my lip gloss in a rush.  No more digging!

Rechargeable Power Bank – The last thing I need when visiting somewhere new is for my cell phone to die while in the middle of using my GPS navigation, or taking the next Instagram-worthy shot.  I’d use this all the time, so it’s a totally versatile gift – and well worth the money.

Travel Journal – These remind me of the diaries I used to keep as a tween/teen.  I’d love to write in it at night once the family’s gone to bed to reflect on the day we’ve had.  Sure, I could use my laptop to do this, but the simple elegance of these travel journals make me want to write in them all the time.  Plus – they’re pretty!

A Great Digital Camera – eBay is the perfect spot to buy a used – but still great DSLR camera.  They can be really expensive if you purchase them new and, especially for someone with little camera experience, can be a great first camera.  Already have a good DSLR camera?  eBay has some great lenses too!

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The eBay Mobile app is a great way for me to keep track of all those great travel items I’ve been eyeing.  The recent updates to the app make it easier than ever to use.  There’s improved notifications, a simple selling flow (especially easy if you use the barcode scanning in the app to upload details on media, electronics and home items), bigger pictures, and more search refinement options (color, size, brand, condition and category specific like megapixels).  I love keeping my phone handy to check for any last minute deals!  You can download the eBay mobile app for free using any app store.

If you’d like to learn more about eBay Mobile (and win some great prizes!), be sure to tune into the Twitter party using the hashtag #eBayMobile on May 7th from 12-1PST (2 – 3pm Central Time). You can RSVP HERE to be eligible to win one of the many $25 eBay gift cards or the $100 gift card grand prize they’ll be giving out during the party.


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  1. Thank you for sharing this wonderful list of yours. Power bank and camera are in the top priorities when packing for a trip.

  2. Some great travel gadget ideas! Why are travel goodies so expensive?!

  3. eBay is definitely a great place for mother’s day presents. Moms deserve the very best
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  4. I love Ebay, I shop for gifts year round from there. They are really great and some of the items are very affordable.
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  5. I so need a dslr camera. I’d love to find a way to win one!

  6. These are all great ideas for Mother’s Day. I would love a nice travel journal to keep track of our family adventures.
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  7. I’m not a mom but I want all of these gifts. I especially like the bag organizer as my purse is a mess.

  8. I couldn’t make it without my power bank and camera. :)

  9. Thanks for this! We’re hoping to do some traveling over the Summer while the oldest is out of school.
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  10. I love the idea of a rechargeable power bank! My phone is always 1/2 dead, and when I travel it stresses me out!
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  11. A rechargeable power bank and a good camera are to must haves for traveling. Those are some great ideas.
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  12. The travel journal is a GREAT idea. I just got a travel scrapbook and I can’t wait to use it!
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  13. All of these are great gift ideas, definitely a rechargeable power bank.
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  14. Such a great list for traveling moms! A scale would be so helpful! I’ve had to rearrange my suitcases in the middle of the airport to make sure I wasn’t getting charged overage fees.
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  15. These are some great gift ideas. My mom loves to travel and I think she would like any of these suggestions.
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  16. Awesome list Amanda! These are great especially for travelling moms 😉

  17. My mom loves to travel. And now that they are both retired with my dad, they are free to do it. So these are great ideas for her!
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  18. I think a digital camera would be a great idea for my mom. Can you believe she’s never had one??

  19. Great list of gadgets for the traveling mom! I’ll save the date for the twitter party!
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  20. Great list of unique gift ideas! I’d love a rechargeable power bank!
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  21. Haven’t used ebay in a while. I need to check it out again.
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  22. I could use a power bank… maybe my cat will buy me one! LOL.
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  23. Great ideas! I would love a travel journal too!
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  24. A “fancy” camera is the best gift any mom could get! I love being able to capture those fleeting moments perfectly!
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  25. A powerbank is a must-have these days even for short trips!

  26. I travel frequently. Digital travel scales can be very helpful and save money!
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  27. I love eBay! I’ve been contemplating a power bank lately, maybe this is a sign…

  28. The rechargeable power bank would come in handy. And I always love cameras. :)
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  29. I like the idea of a travel journal! Plus, a camera is a must have!
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  30. This is a great list of ideas for traveling moms. Thanks
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  31. I have a digital luggage scale and that is one of the best things I’ve ever owned. It;s saved me several times from fees.
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  32. Oh ya.. I RSVP’ed for the Twit party
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